Directed by: Sarah Polley
Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Luke Kirby
Sassi’s Star Rating: 4/5
When Margot (Michelle Williams) meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their attraction is almost instant. In her attempts to remain faithful she resists the temptation to be with Daniel as she is married to Lou (Seth Rogen) a cookbook writer.
The film begins in Louisbourg Nova Scotia, which Margot is visiting to write material for a travel brochure and has her first interaction with Daniel. They meet again on a plane returning to Toronto and happen to sit next to each other. They share a strange intimate connection like they have known each other for ages and that this encounter would be their last.
To complicate this further Daniel lives across the street. The chemistry between them is so powerful you just know that they will end up together. Their impromptu rendezvous between them capture the intensity of their attraction but they remain innocent.
In the midst of all this Lou’s sister has a big presence in the film. Geraldine (Sarah Silverman) is a recovering alcoholic who is the rock in Margot’s life but this, changes. With Lou finding out about Margot’s feelings for Daniel and cracks starting to show underneath Geraldine’s happy façade, the once strong bond she shared with Geraldine falls apart.
This is not your typical romcom, its unconventional turn is refreshing and can be true to reality and is what makes this movie a beautiful story. This powerful film about fidelity keeps you thinking and leaves you feeling somewhat connected to the characters.
I was quite surprised by the nudity in the film especially for Michelle Williams. But then again this is not your typical mainstream movie. I’m becoming more and more fond of Michelle and her amazing guise to portray a character and make us believe it’s real.
I found this movie thoroughly enjoyable, warm and funny I highly recommend it.
Fate, passion & circumstance.
Available now on only DVD RRP$39.95.
Category: Film & TV